Moore’s bill would have permitted teachers to use “other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner, including but not limited to the study of evolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloning.” It was similar to the anti-science, anti-evolution, pro-creationism nonsense that became law last year in Louisiana.
Now we learn from our friends at the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) that the Antievolution bill in Kentucky dies. They say that the bill died in committee — which is a fitting end. In other words, it went nowhere.
We searched, but we can’t find anything about this in the usual news sources. That seems appropriate. When a foolish law is passed, that’s news; but when it dies, everything remains normal — and normality usually isn’t newsworthy.
And now your Curmudgeon will boldly make a prediction. It’s a bit of a no-brainer, really. We know that people like Tim Moore never learn, so if he’s back in the legislature next year, he’ll attempt another creationism bill. No doubt about it; he’s on a mission.
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